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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 10:43 AM
tylert14
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Total price comes to $421.81 Not inlcuding the speakers I allready have. There lightning audio speakers from walmart. 6.5 inchers in the front doors and 6x9s in the back. Here's the specs on the 6x9s, I can't find the 6.5 inch specs. Not the best but it's what I got for now.

* Configuration: 3-way
* Mounting Diameter: 6-1/32" x 8-21/32"
* Mounting Depth: 3" (76mm)
* Tweeter Diameter: 3/4" PEI / 2-1/2" Mylar
* Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
* Power Handling: 75 Watts RMS / 225 Watts Max
* Crossover: 6dB/octave high-pass for
tweeter/midrange
* Sensitivity: 88dB

Here's what I want to get.

300Hz bass blocker pair (x2)
http://www.cardomain.com/item/STISBASS1

Clarion DB365USB headunit
http://www.cardomain.com/item/CLADB365USB

Kicker CompVR CVR124 12" (x2)
http://www.cardomain.com/item/KIC05CVR124

Crunch PowerZone PZi325.2 amp
http://www.cardomain.com/item/CRUPZI3252

I'm audio newb so let me know if that setup will work out...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 11:44 PM
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W'sup man

since alot of the stuff you've been lookin at is @ CarDomain, why not ditch the lightning audio speakers from wally world and look into these:

http://www.cardomain.com/item/PIOTSC1653?vq_id=none

if anything, Walmart does carry pioneer 6x9's.

Hope this helps
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2006, 11:55 PM
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I allready have had the lightning audio speakers installed for a while and been using them. I'll eventually upgrade them but there what I got for now. They really don't sound that bad for walmart speakers.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 02:12 PM
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Anyone?
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 05:00 PM
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not bad. I like eD subs myself.

how about</font>the Deck you chose is fine, but sold out. Maybe look for a deck with built in X-overs as you still have $150 left to hit your $420 you had earlier but will likely also include a highpass setting for your highs.

2 of these 18"s would work nice on the above amp mounted IB in the rear deck also, and take up less trunk space. They get good reviews on DiyMobileAudio forums also. -=review=- ....-=review#2=-

[ 12-28-2006, 08:14 PM: Message edited by: Cancerkazoo ]
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 08:14 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cancerkazoo:
2 of these 18"s would work nice on the above amp mounted IB in the rear deck also, and take up less trunk space. They get good reviews on DiyMobileAudio forums also. -=review=- ....-=review#2=-
When I had my '91 9C1, I put some 18's in the rear deck and basically free-air'd them[infinite baffle]. (I wasn't running much power, so I could get away with it.) Someone had an IASCA competing SS with 18's in the rear deck like mine and ran "aperiodic membranes"... bascially a mechanical "filter" in the speaker grilles. This was quite a few years ago; not sure what the current techology would recommend.

To install 18's in the rear deck, I had to cut out the rear deck, make a new deck, and glue/screw it in place. [I then made a heavy cover for it (so that it would not vibrate)and used a pair of HVAC vent covers (dressed up) so that it looked like a giant defroster in the back (stealth look for theft prevention). I am not into the exposed speaker look.]

You will also have to remove the torsion bars that hold the trunk up [BE CAREFUL; these can be very DANGEROUS when they are released]. You will have to come up with some way to hold the trunk up. I found some factory retrofit trunk lift kits from mid-80's mid-/full-size GM cars in the junkyard. (These were used to replace the first generation gas struts that failed prematurely. They came with brackets that attached to the trunk supports... and were inexpensive.... my favorite words.) You could fab your brackets and use modern thin gas struts for a cleaner look.

The result sounded pretty good (I was running a very small amp) and had a definite cool factor when I opened the trunk. I was always a little concerned about the structural intergrity of the whole setup but it never gave me any problems. (The next owner totalled the car when a Honda broadsided her in the rear axle and blew the axle about 20 feet down the road. I worked with her dad and he never mentioned anything funny about the accident so I guess it was pretty strong.)

Good luck.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2006, 11:33 AM
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Your lightning audio speakers should work ok, if alot of you didn't know but Lightning Audio is a product of Fosgate. Even thought Fosgate isn't what it used to be for the application he is doing all he needs is minor. As long as his head unit is pretty good it will make the not so good speakers sound 2x as good. (I suggest Alpine head unit for sound quality)
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-31-2006, 03:33 PM
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Tyler, have you ordered this stuff yet??? If not, PM me I may be able to hook you up with something.
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